“Osborne brought up the lawsuit at the beginning of the search committee meeting, causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that. Committee Co-chairman Grant Shaft said after the meeting that Olsen’s withdrawal was unrelated to comments made by committee member Leon Osborne about a lawsuit filed against Olsen and other ASU administrators.”
Good Morning Morgan,
This whole thing could have been avoided if you dealt with the command of ASUPD, who now seem to be jumping ship like a not-so-merry band of motherfuckers. Could it be that their incompetence and corruption are finally affecting you? Maybe you should have done something when you were being made aware of the systemic problems within the Arizona State Police Department how many years ago now? It pays to be proactive instead of reactive.
Did this meeting at UND affect your life, career, reputation, pride, prestige, and earning potential? Was this a public shaming? The corrupt command staff ASUPD have done this to police officers for many years and you allowed it to continue. Now you have an idea of what they have experienced, but karma has yet to be paid.
It’s long past the time to put competent, experienced, and proven leadership in charge of the Arizona State University Police Department. You and your peers will find yourself in this position again, we guarantee it. I look forward to seeing what the people suing you have put together, make everything public record, because I prefer transparency in government.
It keeps everyone honest, puts criminals in jail, and serves as a warning to others tempted to violate the public trust and undermine moral integrity. Look at this experience as a time to reflect on what you should have done, what you should be doing, and do the right thing for the Arizona State University community who are in desperate need of a functioning police department that meets and exceeds expectations rather than lying about them to the public.
The Arizona State University Community
Here is the article,
Morgan Olsen withdraws from UND president search
Morgan Olsen has withdrawn from the UND presidential search, officials announced during a search committee meeting Friday morning.
Olsen is the executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Arizona State University.
Committee Co-chairman Grant Shaft said after the meeting that Olsen’s withdrawal was unrelated to comments made by committee member Leon Osborne about a lawsuit filed against Olsen and other ASU administrators.
The plaintiffs, who are several former university police officers, claim in their suit there is culture of “corruption” within the ASU Police Department that included discrimination and falsifying crime statistics.
The civil lawsuit states Olsen failed to act when made aware of these problems.
“In fact, employees were instructed not to do certain audits and investigations by management after they were advised of the problems,” the complaint says. (This is a PDF link to the actual lawsuit)
The plaintiffs also allege employees were made to falsify crime statistics to make campus appear safer.
“In at least one case, an employee was told to tear up a citation because another officer was having a relationship with the defendant’s sister,” the documents state.
Olsen did not respond to a request for comment.
Osborne brought up the lawsuit at the beginning of the search committee meeting, causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that.